Whether you packing up to head out for the weekend or packing to head home, stuffing your sleeping bag can be a challenge. Having a compact stuff sack is important for maximizing precious space in your bag, leaving more room for clothes, gear, or a few extra trail snacks. We've put together a short video to show the steps, start to finish, on how to get your Zenbivy or other bag compressed and packed.
Make sure you decompress your bag and store it loosely when you're back from your trip so you retain loft. This will allow for a long and cozy life of your bag.
Temperatures are warming and summer is just around the corner. If you've always wanted to try backpacking now's the time to get ready for a summer outdoors. Backpacking is a lot of fun, especially with a few friends, and doesn't have to come with all the struggle and discomfort associated with it.
Deciding what to eat in the outdoors stumps even seasoned backpackers, but having a delicious meal when you get to camp can take your trip to the next level. There are many good options for calorie-dense freeze-dried meals, just head to your local outdoor store and pick your menu.
Backpacking evokes images of overstuffed packs with gear strapped all over the outside - an uncomfortable monstrosity you're supposed to strap to your back and carry for miles. It doesn't have to be that way - even as a beginner backpacker, you can carry a sleek, lightweight pack by focusing on the essentials and leaving the rest.